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SCORE Workshop

City of West Covina to Host Free Business Workshop on

Small Business Administration Loans

WEST COVINA, CA –The City of West Covina and SCORE are hosting a free workshop for businesses on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about SBA Loans.”  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of loan programs for small business owners. The workshop will be on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the West Covina City Council Chambers (located at 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South, West Covina, CA 91790).

The workshop will be presented by Jim Ely. Mr. Ely has been working for Stultz Financial, Inc., a financial company serving as SBA loan experts for both borrowers and lenders. Since 1984, he has been doing Small Business Administration Loans, where he has helped banks set up their SBA lending departments to working directly with borrowers to obtain SBA loans. Since 2004, he has been a lead instructor for the National Government Guaranteed Lenders SBA application processing class and is also a loan committee chairman for the Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. In 2015, he was been recognized by the SBA as its Financial Services Champion of the Year.

Mr. Ely will educate the business owners and entrepreneurs all about the SBA, including what SBA loans entail, how to qualify for a SBA loan, and the process to apply. With Mr. Ely’s experience and knowledge, this is a great opportunity for attendees to further understand SBA loans, and possibly take advantage of what SBA loans have to offer.

To sign up for the workshop please go to To schedule a mentoring session, get additional information on services offered, or ask about upcoming workshops/seminars, call the local East San Gabriel Valley SCORE office at (626) 593-1120 or visit their website at  You may also visit the City’s website at In addition to the bi-weekly one-on-one mentoring consultations on Mondays, SCORE will be providing one-on-one mentoring consultations on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Please contact the local East San Gabriel Valley SCORE office to schedule an appointment or for more information.


SCORE is a nonprofit association that provides free and confidential business advice to business owners and individuals who are planning to be business owners. The City of West Covina partners with SCORE to provide free monthly workshops and counseling sessions for business owners in West Covina as well as those looking to open a business in West Covina.   Services provided by SCORE include mentoring, workshops, online workshops, and much more to help businesses get started, grow and succeed.  For more information about SCORE, please visit their website at There services are also available at West Covina City Hall. 

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